Collection of information from a market functionary
16. (1) Any Officer of the Agricultural Marketing [Department] or other Officer authorised by the Government may require any market functionary operating in a notified market to furnish information in regard to any transaction of an agricultural produce in such notified market and to produce any document relating to price, supply position, stock position, movement and marketing cost of such produce and such other matter as he [may] consider necessary; and such market functionary shall be bound to furnish the information and produce the documents required by such officer.
(2) No market functionary shall, being required under sub-section (1) to furnish information or produce documents, refuse or wilfully omit to furnish information and produce documents required of him, or supply information knowing or having reason to believe such information to be false.
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